Vikingane Goes Global As Norsemen On Netflix

Norwegian six-part comedy Norsemen (Vikingane), which was simultaneously filmed in both Norwegian and English, has been picked up by Netflix for release in late July 2017. It won Best Comedy at the Gullruten Awards this year. Vikingane, created by Jonas Torgersen and Jon Iver Helgaker, is said to be a cross between Monty Python and Game Of Thrones. Set in the year 790, a Roman named Rufus is kidnapped and taken as a slave to the Viking village of Norheim. He

Iben Hjejle To Star In Netflix Nordic Debut The Rain

Netflix has announced that Iben Hjejle (Dicte) and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Legacy) will star in its first original Scandinavian drama, The Rain, which began filming on Monday. The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte), and is set in a post apocalyptic Copenhagen ten years after a biological catastrophe has wiped out most of Scandinavia's population. Two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Guided only by their father's

Netflix Announces First Scandinavian Original The Rain

Netflix has announced its first original Scandinavian series, The Rain, to be produced by Miso Film who are behind such hits as 1864, Dicte, and Acquitted. The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte), and is set in a post apocalyptic Copenhagen ten years after a biological catastrophe has wiped out most of Scandinavia's population. Two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Guided only by their father's notebook about

Iceland’s The Lava Field Goes Global With Netflix

Netflix has acquired streaming rights for 2014 Icelandic crime thriller The Lava Field (Hraunið), which will be showwn in several territories worldwide. In The Lava Field, Reykjavik detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate an apparent suicide case, but it turns out to be far from simple. As he follows the evidence, Helgi's own hidden secrets are unearthed. Will he turn a blind eye to murder in order to save his daughter's life? The Lava Field is available on Netflix

Netflix Welcomes Gentlemen & Gangsters To The US

Michael Marcimain's adaptation of Klas Östergren’s novels, Gentlemen & Gangsters, will be available on Netflix from June 1st. It is the second SVT title to appear on the platform, following The Bridge. Gentlemen & Gangsters tells the story of a beaten up, bruised, and scared young writer who hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers. It all began a year earlier, when he was rooming with Henry Morgan, a boxer, piano